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Eve’s Pudding

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Eve’s pudding is a type of traditional British pudding now made from apples and Victoria sponge cake mixture. The apples are allowed to stew at the bottom of the baking dish while the cake mixture cooks on top. The name is a reference to Eve and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil 🙂

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Core, peel and slice or chop apples into chunks

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Mix the bron sugar, apples and lemon juice …tip into an ovenproof dish, spreading evenly and set aside

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I added fresh black-currants in between the apple layers … this is optional … add dried currants if you so wish or raisins 😉

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Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light & fluffy then gradually beat in the beaten eggs ….

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… gradually fold in the lemon rind, flour and ground almond

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Spoon sponge mixture evenly over the apples

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Sprinkle the flaked almonds, if using, over top of sponge mixture and bake until risen and golden brown

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Just you look at that awesome red syrup … that’s the reason why I added fresh black-currant 😉

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Serve up with a generous pouring of home-made custard over it … yummmeh yums 🙂

RECIPE

Ingredients:

115g butter

115g caster (superfine) sugar

2 eggs, beaten

grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

90g self-raising flour

40g ground almond

115g brown sugar

550g cooking apples,  cored, peeled & thinly sliced

25g flaked almonds, optional

100g fresh black-currants, optional

Home-made custard, to serve

Methods:

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC
  • Beat together the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy
  • Mix the brown sugar, apples and lemon juice and tip the mixture into an ovenproof dish, spreading it out evenly … set aside (if using currants, sprinkle in between layers of apples)
  • Gradually beat the eggs into the mixture, beating well after each addition then fold in the lemon rind, flour and ground almond
  • Spoon mixture over top of the apples in an even layer and then sprinkle the almonds over, if using
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until risen and golden brown
  • Serve up with home-made custard
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